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Overland Track re-opens for walkers

02/02/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that the Overland Track will re-open to bushwalkers as of Wednesday morning, 3 February 2016.More

Join in World Wetlands Day celebrations

28/01/2016

The Tamar Island Wetlands Centre will host a range of free activities on Tuesday 2 February 2016 to celebrate World Wetlands Day.More

Major fire fighting effort protecting public and state's important values

27/01/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service General Manager Peter Mooney has acknowledged the efforts of Department staff, Tasmania Fire Service, volunteers and interstate firefighters who are continuing to undertake a major effort to protect values and infrastructureMore

Tamar River Conservation Area

Introduction

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Tamar Island has been Crown Land since settlement and up to the 1980s was leased to private and public operators.  In the 1980s the Tasmanian Government purchased the wetlands area around Tamar Island, which was incorporated into the greater Tamar River Conservation Area.  

Wetlands play an important role in maintaining water quality. They also provide important habitat for many native animals and plants, with many species relying on wetlands as places to feed and breed.  

An interpretation centre offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the  value of the wetlands. 

The Tamar Island Wetlands is managed by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, with significant assistance from Wildcare volunteers who operate the centre and provide visitor services year round.